Andina Brewing Co. – Milk Stout

Andina Brewing Milk Stout

Overview

Andina Brewing Co. – Milk Stout Review

Andina Brewing entered the BC brewing scene in 2017 and has since added some South American flair to the industry with their antics. As a winter seasonal offering, the Andina Team has brewed up a Milk Stout which is available in 473ml cans. Adorned with an updated, simplistic label design this also shows a new direction in packaging for the brewery. Moving forward, labels will replace the plastic sleeves used in Andina’s can lineup.

Cracking open a can of this lactose infused Milk Stout, it pours with a modest amount of head which leaves light lacing behind on the glass. The aroma is rich with a nutty, toasted chocolate character along side mellow coffee and vanilla. The taste experience starts of with a light body that has a slight creaminess in the texture. The chocolate notes come through in some strength along side a mellow vanilla sweetness. At 5.6% it is somewhat strong for the style but comes through light and is quite easy drinking. Finishing the flavour, a mellow bitter-chocolate character lingers behind.

Andina is best known for their southern-inspired brews but this Milk Stout brings it home with a style more typical of North America and hits the point on flavour.

 

 

Andina Brewing Milk Stout

  • (3.5)
    Appearance
  • (4)
    Aroma
  • (4)
    Palate
  • (4)
    Flavour
  • (4)
    Overall Enjoyment
3.9

About This Beverage

  • Colour: Black
  • Head Size & Retention: Some head, minimal retention
  • Carbonation: Mild Carbonation
  • Clarity: Pulpy/Opaque
  • Balance: Balanced Malt/Hop
  • Drinkability: One is enough
  • Enjoyment: I would recommend this beer to a friend
  • Malt Characteristics: Rich/Sweet, Coffee or Chocolate, Nutty, Toasty/Roasty
  • Hop Characteristics: Earthy, Moderately Hoppy
  • Other Flavours/Aroma: vanilla
  • Palate: Clear/Filtered

Summary

A well balance, enjoyable Milk stout with a touch of residual sweetness.

Pros

Nice chocolate tones and a sweetness that is balanced with bitter notes.

Cons

Lingering bitterness a bit stronger than expected.

Andina Brewing Milk Stout

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